Definition of galoshes noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡəˈlɒʃɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈlɑːʃɪz//
[plural] Footwear
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rubber shoes (no longer very common) that are worn over normal shoes in wet weather a pair of galoshes See related entries: Footwear Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a type of clog): via Old French from late Latin gallicula, diminutive of Latin gallica (solea) ‘Gallic (shoe)’. The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: galoshes